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Somerset Phoenix Project

Working alongside professionals and supporting children, young people and families affected by sexual abuse.

A specialist service supporting the development of professionals in Somerset. We are here to reduce the negative impact of child sexual abuse (CSA) on the lives of children and families living in Somerset

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How we can help

Somerset Phoenix is a small service provided by Barnardo's and Somerset & Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS). Providing support, training, consultation, and signposting to professionals supporting children, young people and families affected by child sexual abuse (CSA). We are a small team covering the whole of Somerset. We are not a referral service or a crisis service. If you need crisis intervention, refer to the useful links page.


For professionals

Information on training courses, professional consultation and guides for supporting children affected by sexual abuse


For parents & carers

Support for safe carers; peer support groups, information guids, tips for managing behaviour associated with the abuse


For children & young people

Support and information centered on you, what you need now and in the future

Latest News

03 Oct 2018

Accessing the service

Starting from the 1st Oct 2018 the way that professionals access the service is changing. In addition to the request for support form we need to ...

22 Aug 2018

The legacy of child abuse

The Guardian has written an interesting article all about the legacy of child sexual abuse – and how to survive it. Have a read by followin...

04 Jul 2018

New Beginnings for parents and carers

Our first group of parents/carers have completed our New Beginnings, peer support group. Read what they have to say about it. ‘The advic...

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